Danie Toerien
2 minute read
7 Jan 2020
6:20 am

There’s only one thing to do in an emergency

Danie Toerien

In real life there are times when staying calm is an almost impossible option.

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If there’s one thing that irritates the smoke out of me, it’s the ad before a movie that suggests we should all walk out of the cinema in a calm and orderly fashion, preferably in single file, in case of an emergency. Really? Have the people who made that “public announcement” never seen a movie? Imagine the aliens have landed, their laser beams are slicing through buildings and bridges like a hot knife through butter, and thanks to their protective shields our bullets and missiles are rendered harmless. Then imagine all the characters calmly walking to the nearest alien shelter,...